Warren Buffett's Son
Howard Graham Buffett was born in 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska, the middle child of Warren Buffett. He has been active in business, politics, agriculture, conservation, photography, and philanthropy. He began farming in Tekamah, Nebraska in 1977 on property Warren Buffett purchased for him and leased out. He worked for various food, beverage, and agriculture companies in the 1990’s and 2000’s, including the Coca-Cola Company and ConAgra. He became a director of Berkshire Hathaway in 1992. Buffett has served as Sheriff of Macon County, Illinois and been active in local politics. He has published eight books on conservation, wildlife, and the human condition, and has written articles and opinion pieces for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. In 1996, Harvard published his thesis, The Partnership of Biodiversity and High-Yield Agricultural Production. He is the CEO and Chairman of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which supports projects in the areas of agriculture, nutrition, water, humanitarian, and conservation, with much of its funding focused on communities in Africa and Central America. Buffett has served on the National Geographic Council of Advisors, World Wildlife Fund National Council, Cougar Fund, Illinois and Nebraska Chapters of the Nature Conservancy, Ecotrust, and the Africa Foundation.